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Comparison of contents

In the table below you can compare the contents of the different variants of the codec pack.

Do not underestimate the power of the Basic and Standard variants. Those two small variants of the codec pack are already able to play practically everything! For a good overview of the abilities of the the different variants, have a look at the comparison of abilities.

All variants of the K-Lite Codec Pack are fully customizable. You can specify exactly which components get installed.

The Mega variant of the codec pack contains some components that are not installed by default, but are included purely as an alternative choice for some of the default components. These alternative choices are indicated with a yellowish shade of green in the table. We recommend using the default components. The alternatives do NOT allow you to play more files, and are only useful in specific circumstances.

 

B
A
S
I
C

S
T
A
N
D
A
R
D

F
U
L
L

M
E
G
A

Player
Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC)    
DirectShow video decoding filters
LAV Video    
ffdshow    
Xvid MPEG-4    
DirectShow audio decoding filters
LAV Audio    
ffdshow    
AC3Filter    
DirectShow audio parsers
DC-Bass Source Mod    
DirectShow source filters
LAV Splitter    
Haali Media Splitter    
DirectShow subtitle filter
DirectVobSub (VSFilter)    
Other filters
madVR    
Haali Video Renderer    
VFW codecs
ffdshow VFW interface    
Xvid    
x264    
Lagarith    
Huffyuv    
ACM codecs
LAME MP3 Encoder    
AC3ACM    
Shell extensions
Icaros ThumbnailProvider    
Icaros PropertyHandler    
Tools
Codec Tweak Tool    
MediaInfo Lite    
GraphStudioNext    
VobSubStrip    
Haali Muxer    
FourCC Changer    
 

B
A
S
I
C

S
T
A
N
D
A
R
D

F
U
L
L

M
E
G
A